Date: Mon, 22 Nov 1993 12:55:56 CST From: Mike Picone Subject: Re: linguistic nationalism In response to Alan Slotkin's request: English only policies were established with regards to education in the Louisiana public schools in the early 1900s in order to supress varieties of French (which had the simultaneious effect of suppressing Creole and Native American dialects). A good overview of the evolving situation, concerning French at least, is available in the following: Ancelet, Barry Jean. 1988. A Perspective on teaching the problem language in Louisiana. The French Review 61:345-356. Mike Picone U Alabama